They say* that the best time to get into IT was in 1999. The world wide web was exploding, and people were needed like crazy to enter the rapidly growing IT industry.
Well, it’s 2017. You missed that.
The second best time to get into IT is right now.
As long as you’re still sucking wind, you can get into IT. There’s still time.
You have something to offer
I don’t care if you’re 22, 32, or 52. If you can improve someone’s IT experience by bringing some of your unique talents to the table, you can still get in this game.
Does being a little older make it harder? Maybe. But being more seasoned can be a strength, if you know yourself, position yourself well, and run a creative job search.
How do you start?
Yes, it’s really as simple as that. It’s not complicated.
I didn’t say it was easy. It’s not easy to break into IT. You and I both know, however, that things that are good are seldom easy, and easy things are seldom good.
But seriously. Stop sitting on your hands. Stop waiting. Time is moving.
I’m not trying to sound like the Everest guy, but come on.
(Everest is garbage, by the way. 100% avoid them)
Dumb luck is not a career strategy. An IT career (a good one, anyway) is only going to happen if you take deliberate action.
I am close to finishing my eBook, How to break into IT. Search this site for information on how to get started, or just comment if you have a question. I respond to all of them.
*Maybe They don’t say, but I say. I graduated high school in 1999 and have regretted not getting into IT right after school.